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Mother Holding Child on Lap

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Mother Packing Child and Holding Fish

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Head of Tattooed Woman

A portrait of an Inuit woman with long hair braided in two plaits and a tattooed face. She has narrow eyes, a long flat nose, and a thin smiling mouth. She has tattooed lines on her chin, forehead, cheeks, and around her mouth.

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Sleeping Family

A composition of three figures sleeping under a blanket on a mattress. One outer figure is sleeping on their side facing outward. This figure has heavy eye brows, a flat nose and a slightly opened mouth. The central figure is sleeping on their back. This figure has a deeply frowning mouth and very heavy eyebrows. The other outer figure is sleeping on their stomach and all that is visible is their hair.

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Bear Shaman Hunting Seals?

A figurine of a shaman or hunter figure standing and reaching down toward a figure on the ground. The shaman has an amorphic body with two large legs, two very flat feet, two large arms which end with forked appendages. The shaman’s head is oddly shaped and he has narrow etched eyes with black pupils, a large triangular nose, and a thin straight mouth. There is a bear head on top of the shaman’s head. The bear has two tear drop shaped eyes, two round ears, and two round nostrils. The object at the bottom of the composition is round at the back and elongated in the front to the shape of a seal face with eyebrows.

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Bird Shaman

A bird shaman figurine carved in whalebone. The shaman has an oval face with two very large deeply carved eyes with black inlay pupils, a flat nose with deep indentations around his mouth, and a thin mouth with slightly parted lips. The shaman also has wings opened behind his head with separate feathers carved into them. The shaman has a small body with two large feet each with three big talons. He also has a small flat tail running down his back.

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Seated Man with Qulliq

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Spirit (Shaman?)

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Mother Picking Lice Off Her Son

A composition consisting of a woman sitting on the ground with her legs in front of her and a child bent over facing the woman. The mother has her hands on the boy’s head and is apparently delousing the child. She is wearing her hair in a single long braid and is wearing a long sleeved shirt and kamiks. She has small oval eyes, a flat nose and a thin smiling mouth. The boy is bent over with his knees slightly bent and has his left arm on his mothers knee and his right arm on the ground to support himself. His head is turned sideways facing the viewer. He has similar facial features to his mother.

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Standing Mother and Child

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Head of Caribou

A figurine of a realistic caribou head carved in green stone. The sculpture shows only the caribou’s head which is resting on the back of the skull and facing upward at an angle and resting on a base. The caribou has small rounded ears, semicircular eyes, flat narrow nostrils, and an opened mouth. The caribou also has two small bumps on the top of its head where antlers could be growing.

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Man Dragging Woman

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Prancing Caribou

A figuring of a caribou rearing carved in green stone. The caribou is standing on its hind legs with the rest of its body in the air. The caribou’s tail is up and its head is raised. It has two pointy ears, small tear drop shaped eyes, a circular mouth, and a flat nose. The caribou also has very large, multi-pronged antlers carved out of antler. The caribou is apparently prancing and calling.

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Rape Scene?

A sculpture of a man possibly raping a woman carved in black stone. The woman is sitting on the ground with the man straddling her. She is looking up with a terrified expression. She has small round eyes, a round nose, and a wide open mouth, possibly screaming. The man is holding parts of her clothing and looking out to the viewer with an angry expression. He has small squinty eyes, a large round nose, and an open mouth, possibly yelling.

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Story of Two Shamans [possibly]

A sculpture of a shaman using a decapitated head as a helping spirit for his practice of shamanism. The man has his right foot on the ground and is bracing his other foot against the object that the decapitated head is laying on. The man is leaning back very far and holding on to the edge of the head’s resting place. The shaman has a blank expression with a small narrow mouth, a flat nose, and large eyes. The decapitated head is large and is laying on a round flat object. The head’s mouth is open and its tongue is sticking out.

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Legend of the Man Who Could Turn into a Bear

A figurine of a bear shaman holding a walrus head. The shaman has a human body and a polar bear head. The shaman is striding forward and hunched over. In his left hand he is holding a bowed ivory tool and in his right hand he is holding a walrus head by its right tusk. The bear is stretching his head out toward the viewer. He has small eyes, a large snout with a small nose, and a large open mouth showing his teeth.

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Tunnituaqruk

A figurine of the female spirit, Tunnituaqruk eastern Inuit Hudson’s Bay tradition carved in black stone. She is laying on her stomach with her legs stretched out behind her. She has a large round head with thin hair parted down the middle on each side her head. She has two large eyes with black pupils, thin eyebrows, a large triangular nose, a long thin mouth and two breasts on her cheeks with dots in a semicircular pattern around the top edge of her breasts.

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Spirit with Bird

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Shaman

A figure of a bird shaman carved from antler. The shaman has human body and a bird left wing and head and a strange right appendage. The shaman’s body is straight and narrow. He is standing on one foot and the other foot is directly behind the other. The shaman’s head is square and he as large circular eyes and an open mouth with a large tongue sticking out. The shaman’s wing is very long and thin and is wide open, parallel to the ground. The appendage on his right side is a series of short strips originating from a central point. The shaman is standing on a base of a pronged section of antler.

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Bird Shaman Smoking a Pipe with Fishing Gear

A figurine of a bird shaman with a pipe and fishing gear. The shaman has a bird body and a human face and arms. The body of the shaman is covered in small holes along the sides and he has webbed feet. The shaman has a round face with is circumscribed by a scraggly beard or elongated sideburns. He has a heavy brow over two small black eyes, a small pointy nose, and a thin frowning mouth in which he holds a tapered pipe. He also has a pointy protrusion on the top of his head, possibly a hat. The shaman’s arms are held out at his sides and he holds a kakivak or fish spear in his right hand and a rod and jig in his left hand. On the base in front of the shaman an ice chisel and an ice scoop are sticking out of the ground. There is also a curved semicircular object sitting behind the fishing equipment.

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Bird Shaman

A shaman figurine carved from antler. The shaman has the body of a bird, the head of a human, and a bird neck and head protruding from the top of the shaman’s head. The back of the shaman’s body retained the brownish antler colouring. There are also small circular holes carved on the brown section of the bird body. The shaman has two short wings which are held open and upright. The stomach section of his body also has an oval shaped area of colour from the bone. The shaman has an elongated neck with more circular holes carved into the backside of his head. He has a large round head with a mane of shaggy hair around his face. The shaman has two small black inlay eyes, a flat long nose, puffy cheeks, and a small rectangular mouth. There is a goose like neck and head coming from the top of the shaman’s head. The goose has round black inlay eyes and a partially opened beak.

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Double Shaman Drum Dancer

A figurine of a shaman drum dancer carved from a whale vertebra. This figure is carved on both sides. On the front, the shaman is standing on tip-toe with both feet and has its arms stretched out, parallel to the floor. The shaman has a large oval head with two horn like bumps on top. He has small round stone inlaid eyes with white irises and black pupils. The shaman also has two large round carved nostrils, and a large narrow grinning mouth with a series of stone teeth. In his right hand the shaman holds a drum and in his left hand he holds the mallet. The reverse shows a face with very similar features to the front face. However, the shaman has a smaller mouth with teeth only on the bottom and his nostrils are more narrow and slanted.

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Head of Shaman

A shaman figure carved in whalebone. The shaman consists of only a head with horns sitting on a pyramidal base. The shaman has a triangular shaped head with a large grinning mouth with swollen lips, a long flat nose with two round carved nostrils, and two triangular eyes with ivory irises and black inlay pupils. The shaman’s horns fork on each side making a circular pattern above the shaman’s head.

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Shaman Drum Dancer

A shaman drum dancer figurine carved from stone. The shaman has a large pear shaped head and two short large legs and arms. The shaman has two round eyes with antler inlay irises and stone inlay pupils, a long triangular nose with two circular carved nostrils and a huge opened banana shaped mouth with two antler teeth on the top and four antler teeth on the bottom. The shaman’s arms are short and he has four fingers on each hand. In his right hand he is holding a drum mallet and in his left hand he is holding a drum.

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Head of Muskox Shaman

A muskox shaman carved out of whale vertebra with muskox horns. The shaman has a diamond shaped face with long pointy ears which protrude sideways from the shaman’s head. The shaman has two off centre bulging almond shaped eyes with black pupils, two large round carved nostrils on a bulging flat nose, and a large open hallow mouth. The shaman also has two large muskox horns on the top of its head.

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